Un jour sans pain* est un jour sans soleil Ana Jotta

Published by Keijiban, Kanazawa, 2021, Set of two leporellos (colour & b/w ill.), cover leporello: 15.2 × 21 cm (folded), 66 × 21 cm (unfolded), inner leporello: 14.5 × 21 cm (folded), 191.1 × 21 cm (unfolded), English

Price: €400

Edition of 26 copies and 4 artist’s proofs, numbered and signed by the artist.

Although the title of this edition, Un jour sans pain* est un jour sans soleil [“A day without bread is a day without sun”], sounds like a typical French saying, it is simply a sentence glimpsed in a bakery where Ana Jotta used to go in Paris. But the asterisk complicates things a little: on the back of the leporello, the artist instructs us to read “pain” in the English, thus adding a sarcastic touch to this commercial motto.

The (absence of) sun and the umbrella, as well as the wallpaper designed for the presentation of the edition at Keijiban, can refer to the tsuyu, the rainy season during which they were exhibited, in the open air.

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John Nixon

Published by Superweakness, Den Haag, 2021, 4 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, English

Price: €2

Produced on the occasion of John Nixon at Superweakness, Den Haag, 7 – 28 November 2021.

John Nixon was a seminal figure in contemporary Australian abstraction. From 1968, his work was dedicated to the on-going experimentation, analysis and development of radical modernism, minimalism, the monochrome, constructivism, non-objective art and the readymade; which were key reference points in his work. Experimental Painting Workshop (EPW), which the artist named in 1990, but which covers works dating back to 1968, formed the basis of Nixon’s rigorous and long-standing intellectual investigation into the making of art, which over time expanded to encompass not only painting, but collage, photography, video, dance and experimental music performance.

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May #20

Published by May Revue, Paris, 2021, 256 pages (b/w ill.), 17.5 × 24 cm, English / French

Price: €15

A note about Jack Smith – Michael Krebber; I will not interpret Jack Smith. I will not interpret Jack Smith. I will not interpret Jack… – Felix Bernstein; I Danced with a Penguin – Enzo Shalom; Broadway Central Narco Moon: Jack Smith and Illegality – Branden W. Joseph; Vile Days: The Village Voice Art Columns, 1985-1988 – Gary Indiana in conversation with Bruce Hainley and Sohrab Mohebbi; On the film Shake Down by Leilah Weinraub – Juliana Huxtable; On Nina Könnemann at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin – Megan Francis Sullivan; On Louise Lawler at 80WSE Gallery (NYU), New York – Nick Irvin; On Claire Fontaine at Reena Spaulings, Los Angeles – Anita Chari; On Afuma (Stefan Tcherepnin & Taketo Shimada) at H0L0, Ridgewood – Keith Connolly; On Park McArthur at MoMA, New York – Noah Barker; On the film Vital Behaviors by Ken Okiishi – Felix Bernstein; Garde-montée – Jeanne Graff; Last Summer (Hong Kong SAR) – Sony Devabhaktuni; A Cowboy Narrative – Bernadette Van-Huy; Visual Insert – Jack Smith, 35 mm color slides, I Danced with a Penguin, c. 1983.

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Halo Jochen Lempert

Published by Keijiban, Kanazawa, 2021, hand-colored offset print on 215 kg Vent Nouveau V snow white paper (colour & b/w ill.), 20.5 × 14.6 cm, English

Price: €128

Edition of sixty copies numbered and signed by the artist on a certificate and twelve artist’s proofs.

Halo is a unique specimen in Jochen Lempert’s body of work. While the artist is known for his distinctive black and white analogue photographs, for this edition he also included colour. Obviously, this is a subtle, careful, and consistent shift. The photograph here is only partially hand-coloured, with a pale yellow that is perfectly in tune with the nuances of the grey.

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I Think And I Think I’ve Thought A Thought Josse Pyl

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2021, 240 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 30 cm, English

Price: €35

i THINK and I think i’ve THOUGHT a thought collects the various components of Pyl’s practice from 2014 to 2021 in one publication by making use of the frottage technique. Working with pencil and paper, Pyl has inscribed each page with elements taken from different works. From these fragments, when they are taken together, a new vocabulary can be assembled: a collection of semantic artifacts rendered in binary patterns of light and shadow, negative and positive, and in no gradated or hierarchical order. The images that can be composed from these fractured parts are revealed only gradually as they superimpose upon each other, conjuring new associations, new ways of reading, with each turn of the page.

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Portraits Ghislaine Leung

Published by Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, 2021, Box containing 3 A4 stapled documents, 6 cards, fluorescent lamp, usb cord, instructions and object (colour & b/w ill.), 16.3 × 20.7 cm, English / German

Price: €54

Produced on the occasion of Portraits a solo exhibition by Ghislaine Leung displayed at Museum Abteiberg from June 3 to October 24, 2021, curated by Susanne Titz and Haris Giannouras. The exhibition comprised of works commissioned by Museum Abteiberg and produced over the duration of a year from 2020-21. The catalogue references the legendary box catalogues developed by previous museum director Johannes Cladders with Joseph Beuys in 1967. With essays from Bruce Hainley and Eleanor Ivory Weber.

You can see a round table discussion of the exhibition featuring Bruce Hainley, Fatima Hellberg & Susanne Titz and Haris Giannouras here.

#2021 #brucehainley #eleanorivoryweber #ghislaineleung #harisgiannouras #johannescladders #museumabteiberg #susannetitz